mc trail maintenance 2015PHOTO: The Monmouth County Park System’s Volunteer Trails Team in action. 

LINCROFT, NJ — Love the Monmouth County Park System’s 130+ miles of trails and interested in becoming part of the Park System’s Trails Team? Head to the Thompson Park Longbridge Annex, 53 Longbridge Road, Holmdel, on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and learn more about joining this dedicated group.

Prospective volunteers (age 16 and up) are invited to this free training workshop that serves as an introduction to Park System safety rules, tools and equipment, and maintenance overview. To register, please contact Melissa Bezahler at 732-842-4000, ext. 4283, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Held on Saturday mornings, trail work sessions are scheduled at various county parks throughout the season. During these sessions, volunteers assist in maintaining old trails and constructing new ones. To learn more about the Monmouth County Park System, please visit or call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.